Recruitment Manager

Recruitment Manager Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Recruitment Manager job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Recruiting
  • Recruitment Advertising
  • Interviewing
  • Contract Recruitment
  • Executive Search
  • Technical Recruiting
  • Human Resources (HR)
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  • Sourcing
  • Talent Management
  • Graduate Recruitment
  • Permanent Placement
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Screening Resumes
  • Performance Management
  • Consulting
  • Temporary Placement
  • Hiring
  • International Recruitment
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Engagement
  • Change Management

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Resume Skills: HR Tools

  • Bullhorn
  • Zoho Recruit
  • Workable
  • Bamboo HR
  • JobDiva
  • JobAdder
  • Workday
  • Taleo
  • SAP SuccessFactors
  • Smartsheets
  • BambooHR
  • Paychex
  • ADP Workforce
  • Bullhorn ATS/CRM
  • Oracle HRMS
  • IBM Kenexa
  • CATS
  • ATS (Applicant Tracking System)
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Resume Skills: Sourcing Techniques

Resume Skills: Applicant Tracking Systems

Resume Skills: Employment Law

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
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Resume Skills: Recruitment Platforms

Resume Skills: HRMS

Resume Skills: Techniques

Resume Skills: Data Analysis

Resume Skills: Labor Law Knowledge

Resume Skills: Recruitment Techniques

Resume Skills: Software Proficiency

Resume Skills: Interviewing Techniques

Resume Skills: HR Management

Resume Skills: Recruiting

Resume Skills: Miscellaneous

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Sample Recruitment Manager Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
Recruitment Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Recruitment Manager
Innovated new recruitment advertising strategies to attract diverse talent, resulting in a 35% increase in minority candidate applications.
Oversaw a team of 7 HR professionals, improving team efficiency by 45% through enhanced performance management techniques.
Managed high-volume, full-life cycle recruiting processes, decreasing time-to-hire by 30%.
Implemented technology-based recruitment strategies, increasing candidate pool by 50%.
Enhanced the use of executive search techniques for senior roles, capturing high quality candidates and reducing time-to-fill by 25%. April 2017 - December 2019
Senior Recruitment Specialist
Developed a comprehensive candidate sourcing plan which improved applicant quality by 40%.
Led the implementation of graduate recruitment and permanent placement strategies, increasing new hire retention rate by 35%.
Piloted new HR initiatives that improved employee relations and reduced workplace conflicts by 20%.
LinkedIn February 2015 - March 2017
Recruitment Consultant
Strengthened client relationships through consultative business development strategies, increasing the client retention rate by 30%.
Spearheaded an improved system for screening resumes, reducing time spent on unsuitable candidates by 50%.
Improved contract recruitment methods, resulting in a 25% cost savings in recruitment expenses.
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2019
Certified Internet Recruiting Specialist (CIRS)
Challenge certified specialist in internet recruitment.
Resume Worded University June 2014
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Human Resources Management
Specialization in Recruitment Strategies and Workforce Planning
Recruitment Software: Bullhorn, Zoho Recruit, Workable, Bamboo HR, JobDiva, JobAdder
Sourcing Techniques: X-ray search, Flip search, Peel back, Deep web search, Metasearch engines, Networking platforms
Applicant Tracking Systems: Oracle Taleo, Jobvite, iCIMS, Greenhouse, Kenexa, CATS
Employment Law: Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
Certifications: LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Organizer, HR Tech Conference, Resume Worded (2018-Present)
Projects: Designed a company-wide recruitment strategy at leading to 30% decrease in hiring timelines
Awards: Resume Worded 'Hire Master' Award (2020), 'Recruiter of the Year' (2018)
Your Name
Senior Recruitment Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2019 - Present
Senior Recruitment Specialist
Developed and managed partnerships with select universities, resulting in a 60% increase in graduate recruitment.
Launched a new method for recruitment analytics, leading to a 40% improvement in talent management.
Guided a recruitment team to increase efficiency in temporary staffing, reducing time-to-hire by 35%.
Boosted recruitment advertising efforts which led to a 50% improvement in the rate of applicable resumes received.
Implemented new strategies to improve executive search, shortening search duration by 30%.
Indeed January 2017 - April 2019
Recruitment Consultant
Devised a performance management strategy that improved candidate screening success by 40%.
Facilitated successful placements of candidates in temp-to-perm roles, boosting temporary placement by 30%.
Managed HR processes for onboarding and offboarding employees, leading to improved employee relations. April 2015 - December 2016
HR Coordinator
Streamlined onboarding tasks for new hires, decreasing onboarding time by 25%.
Participated in the execution of recruitment campaigns for permanent placement, improving the quality of applications received by 35%.
Assisted in managing international recruitment efforts, reaching a wider pool of talent.
Resume Worded University May 2019
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Human Resources (HR)
Focused on HR strategy formulation and implementation
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2016
Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
Part-Time Certification while working at
Recruitment Platforms: LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed, Glassdoor, Monster, Resume Worded
HR Tools: Paychex, ADP Workforce, Zoho Recruit, Workday, Bullhorn ATS/CRM
HRMS: SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle HCM, PeopleSoft
Techniques: Behavioral Interviewing, Candidate Screening, Passive Candidate Sourcing
Certifications: SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Recruitment Specialist at Local Non-Profit Organization
Projects: Implemented an effective recruitment strategy increasing talent pool by 40%
Your Name
Talent Acquisition Lead
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2021 - Present
Talent Acquisition Lead
Led a recruitment team to fill critical roles, reducing vacancies by 70% in a year.
Increased diversity hiring rates by innovating inclusive recruiting and interview strategies.
Managed recruitment advertising to reach targeted talent, improving the quality of candidates by 30%.
Implemented new applicant tracking system (ATS), streamlining resume screening process by 40%.
Devised a new approach of interviewing candidates, leading to increased accuracy in evaluating candidates' skills by 45%.
Glassdoor October 2018 - February 2021
Recruitment Manager
Elevated the use of technical recruiting, capturing 45% more qualified candidates in the IT department.
Developed an effective sourcing plan, improving candidate quality by 50%.
Managed a team of 5 professionals working on contract recruitment, reducing recruitment costs by 10%.
Resume Worded August 2016 - September 2018
Recruitment Specialist
Coordinated and improved graduate recruitment efforts, increasing new hire success rates by 30%.
Revamped candidate interviewing process, reducing ‘bad hires’ by 40%.
Implemented new techniques of screening resumes, resulting in scrupulous candidate selection.
Resume Worded University Jan 2018
Master of Business Administration - Human Resources
Specialization in Talent Management and Acquisition
Resume Worded Academic Center Feb 2016
Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
Gained insight into employee recruitment and retention strategies
Teamed up with professionals from various industries to gain diversified perspective
Certifications: AirS Certification in Internet Recruiting (2022)
Leadership & Volunteering: HR Professionals Community (Core Member and Speaker, 2018-2021)
Projects: Developed a comprehensive recruitment guide utilized by over 100 hiring managers to streamline hiring processes
Your Name
Recruiting Operations Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2018 - Present
Recruiting Operations Manager
Collaborated with HR leadership to implement a revamped candidate experience strategy, resulting in a 40% decrease in time-to-hire.
Led the design and upgrade of our Applicant Tracking System to improve talent acquisition efficiency, achieving a 30% reduction in administrative time.
Coordinated with department heads to optimize recruiting strategies, leading to a 15% increase in offer-acceptance rate.
Conducted exhaustive talent market analysis to influence hiring strategies, leading to 30% cost savings in recruiting operations annually.
Managed and trained a high- performing team of recruiters, increasing team productivity by 25%. January 2016 - March 2018
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Innovatively streamlined sourcing and recruiting processes, slashing sourcing time by 30% and saving $50,000 in operational expenses yearly.
Managed recruitment and onboarding for over 150 employees across multiple departments, sustaining a 95% retention rate.
Designed an effective talent retention strategy that reduced employee attrition by 20% in the first year.
Adobe September 2013 - December 2015
Associate Recruiter
Managed full recruitment cycle for junior-level positions, reducing hiring costs by 20%.
Collaborated to implement an improved interviewing process that strengthened candidate selection, leading to a 10% increase in new hire productivity.
Resume Worded Institute May 2019
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification
Positioned as one of the most prestigious certifications for HR professionals globally
Resume Worded University March 2013
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - HR Management
Graduated with Honors, Received Talent Management Best Paper Award
Recruitment Tools: Greenhouse, Lever, Workable, Jobvite, Bullhorn
Social Media and Job Boards: LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed, Glassdoor, Facebook Jobs
Analysis & Reporting: Google Analytics, Tableau, Excel (Advanced)
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), German (Basic)
Certifications: AIRS Certified Recruiter (ACR) - Received in 2017, Valid until 2023
Leadership & Volunteering: Active Volunteer at HR Professionals Association - Conducted Talent Acquisition Workshops
Projects: Led End-to-End Hiring Process Redesign Project, resulting in 30% shorter time-to-hire duration
Awards: Awarded 'Recruiter of the Year' at and Adobe
Your Name
HR Operations Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2017 - Present
HR Operations Manager
Orchestrated the enhancement of HR systems for better data management and candidate tracking, boosting operational efficiency by 20%.
Rationalized company’s benefits programs, resulting in improved employee satisfaction and a 15% reduction in cost.
Successfully implemented a new onboarding program leading to a 25% decrease in new hire ramp-up period.
Initiated labor cost analysis, identifying opportunities for lean staffing and resulting in a 15% reduction in labor costs.
Directed all HR operations, from payroll and benefits management to employee relations and legal compliance, supervising a team of 6 specialists.
Oracle January 2014 - April 2017
HR Business Partner
Advised senior management on strategic HR initiatives, driving the creation of new career development programs that improved employee retention by 20%.
Spearheaded the implementation of a new performance management system, resulting in a 30% increase in performance tracking efficiency.
Supervised the recruitment of over 100 staff across various departments, reducing time-to-hire by 25%. June 2010 - December 2013
Recruitment Consultant
Delivered comprehensive recruitment solutions to clients, filling high-volume vacancies 20% faster than industry standards.
Crafted unique, powerful job descriptions that attracted qualified candidates, improving candidate quality by 30%.
Resume Worded University May 2010 - April 2012
Master of Business Administration - Human Resources Management
Recipient of HR Management Excellence Award
Resume Worded Academic Center September 2005 - May 2009
Bachelor of Science - Organizational Leadership
Maintained a GPA of 3.7/4.0
Led a project analyzing the impact of organizational change on employee morale
HR Software: Workforce Now, UltiPro, Zoho People, SAP SuccessFactors, BambooHR, Zenefits
Employee Engagement Tools: TINYpulse, Slack, Humanify, Emplify, 15Five
HR Methodologies: Employment Law, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Change Management
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: PHR (Professional in Human Resources) - HR Certification Institute, SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) - Society for Human Resource Management
Leadership & Volunteering: Board Member - Local HR Professionals Networking Group, Mentor - HR Young Professionals Development Program
Conferences & Workshops: Attended SHRM Annual Conference & Expo (2017 - 2019), Participated in Workforce Development Workshop by Resume Worded University
Awards: Recipient of the 'HR Manager of the Year 2018' Award by Resume Worded
Your Name
Human Resources Recruiting Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2018 - Present
Human Resources Recruiting Manager
Increased team efficiency by 15% by implementing a new Applicant Tracking System that streamlined the recruitment process
Improved employee retention by 25% through the development and implementation of a comprehensive onboarding program that prioritized Employee Engagement
Enhanced talent pool quality by 30% by utilizing strategic sourcing techniques for niche skill sets
Amazon January 2016 - June 2018
Senior Human Resources Recruiter
Utilized an innovative approach to internet recruiting that increased quality hires by 20%
Reduced time-to-fill metrics by 18% through effective Talent Management and succession planning strategies
Streamlined HR policies resulting in a 10% improvement in staff understanding and compliance June 2013 - December 2015
Recruitment Specialist
Successfully processed an average of 50 hires per month, exceeding company goal by 15%
Reduced recruitment costs by 30% by leveraging social media and online platforms for candidate sourcing
Promoted an understanding and implementation of U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act, reducing potential compliance issues
Resume Worded University 2011 - 2013
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Human Resources
Concentrations: Strategic HRM and Corporate Law
Resume Worded Institute 2007 - 2011
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - HR Management
Honors: President's List 2010 (Top 5%)
HR Software: Workable, HRIS, Jobvite, LinkedIn Recruiter, BullHorn
HR Techniques: Competitive Assessment, Workforce Planning, Organizational Design, Succession Planning, Lean Six Sigma Process Improvements
HR Laws & Standards: FLSA, EEOC, ADA, FMLA, Title VII, HIPAA
Certifications: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), AIRS Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR)
Volunteering: Volunteer HR Coordinator, Happy Kids Foundation (2016 - Present)
Professional Affiliations: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National Human Resources Association (NHRA)
Your Name
HR Talent Acquisition Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2019 - Present
HR Talent Acquisition Manager
Decreased hiring cycle by 20% by effectual use of Applicant Tracking Systems
Revamped new hire orientations, resulting in a 20% increase in new employee engagement and productivity within the first month of employment
Integrated a robust HRIS system which improved data retrieval processes by 25%
Facebook February 2017 - April 2019
HR Generalist
Implemented effective performance management system that saw a 15% overall increase in staff productivity
Administered benefits program causing a 12% increase in employee satisfaction scores
Designed and executed technical recruiting strategies that saw a 30% increase in departmental efficiency
Resume Worded March 2015 - January 2017
HR Assistant
Managed full-life cycle recruiting for 10+ key roles within the company, improving hiring speed by 15%
Coordinated and streamlined HR administrative tasks, saving 10 hours per week on average
Implemented standard HR policies and saw a 20% reduction in employee grievances.
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master's Degree in Human Resource Management
Emphasis on Organizational Development and Change
Resume Worded Academic Center March 2015
Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification
Undertaken as part-time while working as an HR Assistant
HR software: Workday, Zoho Recruit, BambooHR, PeopleSoft, Greenhouse
Recruitment platforms: LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed for Employers, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter
HR Analytics: HR metrics, People analytics, Employee Engagement surveys, Turnover reports, Performance metrics
Regulations & Law: FMLA, EEO, ADA
Certifications: SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional)
Leadership & Volunteering: Local HR Association (Committee Chair), SHRM Volunteer Leadership Program
Projects: Developed and implemented a university recruiting program resulting in a 20% increase in new hire retention
Awards: HR Employee of the Year 2020
Your Name
HR Staffing and Recruitment Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2016 - Present
HR Staffing and Recruitment Manager
Boosted quality of hires by 10% by integrating strategic initiatives in the recruitment and selection process
Transformed the interviewing process, enhancing efficiency and reducing time taken by 25%
Introduced state of the art applicant tracking systems improving talent sourcing by 30%
Zynga June 2013 - February 2016
Senior HR Specialist
Enhanced employee relations through implementation of annual feedback and recognition programs, reducing attrition rates by 15%
Implemented new onboarding program leading to a 10% increase in new hire productivity
Successfully fulfilled hiring requirements for key roles reducing recruitment costs by 20% January 2010 - May 2013
HR Associate
Automated manual data management processes which increased efficiency by 15%
Established HRIS system which improved data access by 20%
Successfully recruited 5+ high-tier executives within the company, streamlining the hiring process by 30%
Resume Worded University August 2014
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Human Resources
Specialized in Organizational Behavior and Management
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS)
Completed Part-time alongside HR Associate role at
Recruitment Tools: ATS systems, LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, JobDiva
HR Management Software: BambooHR, SAP HR, Zenefits, Gusto, Oracle HCM, ADP Workforce
Other Tech Skills: MS Office Suite, Google Suite, CRM systems (Zoho, Salesforce), HR Analytics Tools
Labor Law Knowledge: FLSA, FMLA, ADA, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Certifications: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
Memberships: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR Professionals Association
Leadership and Volunteering: Volunteer HR Consultant for local Small Business Committee, Mentor for Future HR Leaders program
Continuing Education: Frequent attendee of HR Leadership Summits and Conferences

How do I add skills to a Recruitment Manager resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Recruitment Manager posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Recruiting, Human Resources (HR) and Executive Search are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Recruitment Advertising and Contract Recruitment.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Technical Recruiting, Sourcing and Interviewing - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Permanent Placement, Management and Talent Management - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show examples of where you trained people.

On Recruitment Manager resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

Highlight leadership and management skills.

Hiring managers often want to see evidence of leadership and management on a Recruitment Manager resume, so try to include any examples of where you led a project or managed other people.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Recruitment Manager, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Recruitment Manager Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Recruitment Manager job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Recruitment Manager Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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What skills should you add to a Recruitment Manager resume?

Some effective Recruitment Manager skills you can add to your resume include:

  • Recruiting
  • Recruitment Advertising
  • Interviewing
  • Contract Recruitment
  • Executive Search
  • Technical Recruiting
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Sourcing

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